Ministry of Sound & The Met Brisbane
Ministry of Sound Reunion Tour feat Mark Dynamix & John Course Tickets
9:00pm, Sat 21 January, 2017 - 8:00pm, Sun 22 January, 2017
The Met, BRISBANE, QLD
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"MDX has grown through the multiple facets of music, always seeking out the hybrid rather than the absolute, letting each exploration become an extension of who he is" - Pique Magazine, Canada
To put Mark Dynamix's career achievements into perspective is one hell of a task. Mark has been passionately and dynamically involved in the evolution of Australian dance music since he jumped head first into the Australian music scene back in the mid nineteen-nineties. Unprecedented for any other Australian dance artist, he has a staggering twenty-nine mix CD's, ten original releases and numerous remixes which have catapulted his worldwide sales to nearly two million to date. At the height of his globally renowned alliance and undyingly popular Ministry of Sound association, Mark's "The Annual 2007" mixed alongside John Course, became the highest selling compilation in history on Australian shores. The warm up DJ of choice for international artists playing in Australia, his lengthy and prestigious DJ gig list has seen him get the party started from Europe to Asia to North America and extensively in his homeland of Australia. Consequently, as has been witnessed by his longevity, Mark Dynamix is as timeless an artist as they come.
What Mark is exceptionally good at, is predicting trends and managing to stay ahead of the times. So, with a little initiative and fair amount of courage, Mark recently decided to chair his own music label, Long Distance Recordings, which currently features a roster that includes the cream of Australian tech and house talent alongside his own releases. Why, you ask? That's simple; to bridge the gap between the underground Australian and renowned European dance scenes. So let it be known; it's no secret that Long Distance Recordings is effectively bringing you closer to the style of beats you can be blessed with across the seas - the name is definitely no coincidence. And with 2008 witnessing the first few releases off the newly formed label, 2009 saw the independent institution step up it's game tenfold. Mark showcased more production prowess with original tracks, namely "Salt", "Hot & Spicy", "Flipper" and "Moment of Confusion between Man and Dog", alongside a tour of Europe late in 2009.
Mark kicked off 2010 with a national tour (Big Day Out no less), and followed on with gigs in Japan and New Zealand alongside his many Australia slots including Chinese Laundry (Sydney), Brown Alley (Melbourne) and Family (Brisbane). 2011 has already seen an ARIA charting single release "I Gotcha" produced with Nick Galea and an iTunes chart topping album "The Annual 10 Years" under the Ministry Of Sound banner, for which he has just completed a nationwide tour on the mainstream club circuit. As one of the very few DJ's in Australia who manages to balance the mainstream sounds with his trademark underground flavour, Mark enjoys being able to play a variety of music to different crowds, without prejudice. On the cards for the remainder of 2011 is a full double artist album collecting all his tracks and remixes from various labels around the world over the last five years. This is the first time some of them have been released commercially and will be available on iTunes and all online music stores near the end of the year. Also coming out is the "Best Of...Long Distance Recordings" double album compilation which features an exclusive mix of tracks from his label. We should see this available in September.
With the addition of number 1 DJ in Australia as voted by popRepublic magazine alongside his number 1 and number 2 DJ accolades with 3D World magazine and InTheMix Top50 number 2 positioning for 3 years in a row, Mark has proved time and time again, he's a once in a lifetime figure within the Australian EDM scene, with plenty more to ignite our senses.
When you start your DJ career by winning a couple of DMC mixing competitions you get noticed...but to still be around more than two decades later takes more than vinyl juggling skills...In the years since those Victorian DMC titles John Course has cemented himself as one of the leading personalities in Australian dance music culture.
Having been part of the house music revolution in Australia John has mixed over 17 compilations including Vicious Cuts, Ministry Of Sounds Sessions 1,2 3 and 4, One Love, The 10 Year Annual & a huge six renditions of Ministry's yearly "Annual". His latest Vicious Summer Club Cuts 2015 (which was released in Dec 2013) further added to the over one million CD's with a John Course mix sold in Australia to date! With a population of just over 22 million that's not a bad percentage!
As one of the founders of Vicious Recordings, the label collective that un-earthed Dirty South, Avicii, Peking Duk, Madison Avenue, Sgt Slick, Angger Dimas, The Potbelleez and Vandalism, (just to name a few), John works as passionately as ever overseeing Vicious' ever expanding business. Australia's longest running dance music label is now a globally recognized dance music brand & includes a management arm in addition to the original Vicious label, the imprint Vicious Bitch & the latest addition from early 2012, Vicious Black.
On a DJ front John has played the New Year slot at Sensation Melbourne in front of 40,000+ clubbers, closed the huge New Years Day event Summerdays to over 20,000 people on two occasions and played the main stage at both Future Music and Stereosonic in previous years. A resident of super club One Love from opening night until the last record played there, he has literally DJ'd too many gigs to mention. In 2015 John is a resident at two of Melbourne's newest venues (Friday Nights at MsCollins, Saturday nights at The Emerson) and still plays regularly across Australia & in party spots such as Koh Samui in Thailand, the Paradise Club in Mykonos and Scorpio's Beach club in Mykonos.
From the skills learnt early in his career scratching and mixing vinyl, John's technical prowess is still visible as he manipulates today's digital sounds via a bank of CDJ's. His musical taste is diverse and is known in some parts for his big room sets, but he can also often be found behind the decks at a dark little club dropping some wicked underground vibes or working his way through his extensive back catalogue. Best described as simply a House Music DJ, no matter the style, in the age of the bedroom and promoter DJ, John's technical skills are only surpassed by his experience in programming the right music for the crowd in front of him, one of the basic principles of a good DJ. It is probably that trait alone that ensures he is still one of the most in demand DJs in the Australia.